Source: ABI Research
2009 will see the introduction of a new class of wireless communications chip that features dual-mode support for both WiMAX and LTE, according to ABI Research. The thrust of demand for such chips comes from those wireless device makers seeking to reduce the number of their SKUs; they will welcome the economies of scale that come from creating devices that support both 4G standards.
ABI Research’s study The WiMAX Chipset Market examines chipset vendors’ activities and products. Forecasts include shipments and revenue by a variety of segmentations including device CPE, mobile devices by type, region, main frequency band, and 802.16e/16m.